Chief Zolgus Retirement and Appointment of Lt. Brian Zajac as Police Chief


I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to Chief John Zolgus on his February 3, 2023 retirement from the Village Police Department. At the time of his retirement, Chief Zolgus was the longest serving full-time employee of the Village. On behalf of the Village residents, officials, employees, and business owners, I would like to thank Chief Zolgus for his twenty-nine and one-half years of service to the Village, over five years of which were served as the Police Chief. Chief Zolgus’ infectious personality and love for the Village will be missed.

At the February 22, 2023 Village Council Meeting, Council is expected to confirm my appointment of Lt. Brian Zajac as Village Police Chief. While serving as the Department Lieutenant over the past three and one-half years, and as a Sergeant for four years prior to his Lieutenant appointment, Lieutenant Zajac has had the opportunity to gain the skills and experience necessary for him to thrive in the Chief’s position. We welcome his enthusiasm for taking on the responsibilities of this important appointment and are confident he will serve the Village and members of the Department with distinction in his new position.

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Domzalski, Mayor
Village of Northfield